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A big drop in the number of nurses from the EU registering to work in the UK has been blamed by the Government on new language tests rather than Brexit. Health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy (pictured) said ministers were aware of the 96% fall in EU-trained nurses applying to register with…
A levy on workers of around £360 a year would help tackle the social care funding crisis, a public services think tank has suggested. Under the plans set out by Reform, based on a similar model in Germany, a compulsory insurance scheme would see working-age adults pay a monthly sum…
Public sector workers have seen their incomes fall "drastically" because of the Government's cap on pay rises, forcing many to cut back on food shopping, a study shows. A survey of 6,500 workers by Unison also found that just over half had borrowed money from family or friends and one…
Unions representing nurses and other health workers are urging the Prime Minister to remove the 1% cap on their pay, warning it was affecting the recruitment of enough staff to provide safe patient care. A letter to the Prime Minister signed by officials from 15 unions, including the Royal College…
The Government is being urged to take urgent action to tackle "severe" staff shortages in residential care homes after a study found elderly and vulnerable people are being denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end. A survey of 1,000 staff by Unison found that four…
Firms are being urged to step up their preparations for Brexit after a new study found that employers are "totally unprepared" for a fall in migration once Britain leaves the EU. A survey of 500 business leaders by the Resolution Foundation showed a huge gap between the kind of immigration…
Plans to curb the use of zero-hours contracts and protect care time in the social care sector, have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. Under proposals being put out to consultation today, employers will need to offer workers in the domiciliary care sector on zero-hours contracts the choice of moving…
Social Care Wales (SCW) have produced a webinar on what the change to SCW will mean for you if you are on the Register of Social Care Workers. Gerry Evans, Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, explains about Social Care Wales and what it means for your registration. This is…
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